Sammy Esposito

A career utility man from Chicago’s South Side, Esposito was beloved by White Sox fans. On September 7, 1960, he started in place of Nellie Fox, ending Fox’s consecutive-game streak at 798 – a ML record for second basemen. When Esposito booted a cinch double play ball, an enraged fan, who had bet heavily on the game, charged onto the field and began punching the 5’9″ infielder.